Huchuy Qosqo Tour to Machu Picchu - 3 Days 2 Nights

Visit one of the most important archaeological sites in the sacred valley on this multiday trek from Cusco
Cusco, Peru
5 Days
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
English / Spanish
What's Included

  • Get up to $90 cash back per person when you book with us to use on day tours before or after your trip
  • 2 nights camping accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Free airport pickup and drop-off available
  • Pre-departure briefing 
  • Knowledgeable native guides
  • All taxes and admission permits 
  • Porters to carry all belongings that you don’t need in your daypack (up to a maximum weight of 7 kg)
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (except lunch on the final day) 
  • Filtered water
  • Medical kit 
  • Satellite phones
  • Extras (hand towels, pillows, hand sanitizer, hot water for washing, snacks, daypack covers, and rain ponchos)
  • 2% of  the price you pay goes to support local social projects


Where We Visit 

  • Cusco
  • Tambomachay
  • Koricocha Lake
  • Qenko
  • Huchuy Qosco
  • Lamay
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Lucmabamba
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sun Gate

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What's excluded

  • Sleeping bag: $20 to rent
  • Inflatable air mattress: $15 to rent
  • Trekking poles (pair): $15 to rent
  • Tips for our staff: TreXperience ensures all staff are fairly paid and therefore tipping is optional and at your own discretion
  • Travel Insurance: Highly recommended for all hikers
  • Lunch on the last day
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain: Tickets need to be booked in advance and cost an additional $75 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: Tickets need to be booked in advance and cost an additional $75 per person
  • Additional Night in Aguas Calientes: $55
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade: $55
What to Expect

This multi-day tour from Cusco will guide you to Huchuy Qosqo, one of the most important archaeological sites in the sacred valley. The spot is home to impressive Inca terraces, patios, esplanades, squares, pedestrian paths, three-story buildings, and an advanced hydraulic system. It really showcases the fantastic architectural skills that the Incas employed. 



Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Qenko

Your tour will begin with a pickup from your Cusco accommodation around 6 am. From there, drive a short distance to Tambomachay, where you will begin your trek to Machu Picchu! Start with a 4-hour uphill trek to Koricocha Lake (3700 m / 12130 ft), where you will eat lunch. Along the way, you will pass beautiful lakes, travel through native communities, and see numerous llamas, alpacas, and birds.


After your lunch break, you will continue for another 3 hours uphill and downhill until you reach Qenko village. This community is beautifully nestled in the Peruvian Andes at (3800 m/12,467 ft). It is home to a few hundred inhabitants who survive and make a living mostly from agriculture. The area is known for its potatoes, beans, llamas, alpacas and sheep. You will eat dinner and spend the night at Qenko.



DAY 2: Qenko – Huchuy Qosco – Lamay – Aguas Calientes

Day two will be relatively easy and relaxing. Wake up and eat breakfast, then play games with the local Andean children and visit their school and houses, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience. After that, you will make your way to Huchuy Qosco, an archaeological site built over 500 years ago. The city boasts farming terraces, temples, storehouses, water channels, big plazas and spectacular views. The city sits on top of the Sacred Valley and looks out over the Urubamba River and the Peruvian Andes. You will have plenty of time to explore the area and enjoy the beauty and energy of this astonishing Inca site. 


After exploring, enjoy a delicious lunch before walking for another hour downhill to Lamay, where a private bus will be waiting to take you to Ollantaytambo (i.e. the “Last Living Incan City” or as it is sometimes known, “World Capital of the Native American”). You will have plenty of opportunity to explore these ancient streets and the water channel that has been in use since Inca time. Eat dinner in a local restaurant in Ollantaytambo before catching the 7 pm train to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night in a hotel.



Day 3: La Playa – Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

Today is arguably the most beautiful of your entire tour! After waking up and eating breakfast, you will make our way to Lucmabamba (2000 m / 6600 ft), where you will join an original Inca trail built in the 15th century. Walk along part of the ancient, lost Inca trail that was only rediscovered a few years ago. You will hike for approximately 3 hours uphill until you reach Llaqtapata, another extraordinary Inca ruin location situated right in front of Machu Picchu.


Walk around Llaqtapata, enjoying the beauty of the site as you learn about Inca history from your guide. After that, hike for about 2 hours downhill to your lunch spot. After lunch, you will take the train or hike (optional) to Aguas Calientes, arriving at around 5 pm. Once there, you will eat dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night in a hotel.



DAY 4:  Machu Picchu (Lost City of the Incas)

The last day of your tour will start very early to prepare for the highlight of your tour - Visiting Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. You will head straight to the bus stop to Machu Picchu departing at 5:30 am. You will arrive to the city as the sky starts to brighten. If you're lucky and the sky is clear enough, you may witness incredible views of the sunrise over Machu Picchu as take a 1-hour walk up to Sun Gate.


From there, your tour guide will lead you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you to explore Machu Picchu on your own. You can opt to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain if you wish (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. Once you arrive in Cusco, you will be greeted by your guide who will return you safely to your hotel.


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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Valid, original Passport (a copy will not be accepted)
  • Valid, Student Card (if you booked as a student)
  • Hiking boots (light, comfortable and broken in)
  • A good quality daypack (light, small and comfortable)
  • Water storage for at least 2 liters; either a camel bag or water bottle(s)


Below is a list of items that we highly recommend you keep with you at all times in your personal backpack. Remember you will be carrying this with you every day of the trek so we recommend you bring a good quality daypack which is both light and comfortable. It is important to note that due to local regulations, your backpack should not exceed 25L. All larger backpacks cannot be taken into Machu Picchu and will need to be stored outside the gates.

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Warm layers (fleece / long-sleeved tops)
  • Sun cream, bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Band-aids, moleskin
  • Camera, extra batteries
  • Head torch
  • Extra snacks, power bars, chocolate
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips (small change is useful for paying to use the villagers’ toilets on the first day)
  • Some light, comfortable shoes for the camp
  • Warm jacket, hat, and gloves
  • 2-3 t-shirts (wicking t-shirts are best)
  • 1-2 hiking pants/trousers
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Warm, down jacket for the coldest nights
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Soap
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Face moisturizer
  • Powerpack/battery charger
  • Plastic bags to keep wet or muddy clothes separate
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It's advised that all hikers arrive in Cusco at least two days prior to your tour. This will enable you to get used to the high altitude. Those who have not had time to acclimatize may struggle with the treks.


Cusco is a domestic airport only and therefore international visitors typically arrive via Lima. The easiest and fastest way to get to Cusco from Lima is to take a flight. The bus journey from Lima to Cusco is very long (approximately 20 hours). Visitors travelling to Cusco from closer cities in Peru are advised to take a bus. There are a number of companies in Peru operating very comfortable bus journeys. We advise you to book your bus journey in advance as ticket do sell out.

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Food on this tour is supplied by highly talented chefs who never fail to cook up a delightful feast despite being in the middle of the Andean Mountains! All chefs specialize in Andean cuisine and are able to cater for all dietary requirements so please let us know in advance of your needs. All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are provided each day (except lunch on the final day) and the food is both delicious and plentiful. It's guaranteed that even the biggest foodies among you won’t fail to be impressed. Your energy levels will be kept high with snacks each day and it's ensured that you will have tea/coffee every morning to wake you up and every afternoon to unwind.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Embarking on an adventure, such as the tours we offer, may involve risk of illness or injury caused by forces of nature, animals, insects, and flora. By booking your trip, you acknowledge these risks and are applying to participate voluntarily.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All primary deposits are unfortunately 100% non-refundable. However, the earlier you notify the supplier of a cancellation, the better they can assist you. Please send all cancellation notifications to
  • If you cancel 8 weeks or more days before departure: Cancellation fees equal the amount of your deposit.
  • 8 weeks to 4 weeks before departure: 60% of the total tour price is due.
  • 4 weeks to 5 days before departure: 80% of the total tour price is due.
  • 5 days to 36 hours: 90% of the total tour price is due.
  • 36 hours or less before departure: 100% of the total price is due.

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